Though Ellis' numbers have been sub-par this season, a change of scenery may help him regain his old form. He has a championship under his belt, so the Cougars locker room will gain more championship leadership.
As for LeRocque, this is his 2nd trade in four seasons making him a journeyman in search of a home. He had a career year last year, but has started off relatively slow this season with only 1 dinger and a 5.45 ERA. A change of scenery may also help him, as he returns to a former team in the Chiefs.
When asked about the trade, Jeremy Ellis had this to say. "I think having Thompson's golden hands behind me will help my pitching greatly. Also, with Sully and I's trash talking, I look forwarded to turning our team into the most hated and feared in the league. Time for me to lose my rubbers, find a beer and start a championship run in Chelmsford."
LeRocque had a different out look. "At first I was pissed because I felt like Thompson gave up on me too early. However, I really like Jon and in looking forward to having the first pick in the winter, lol (laugh out loud)."
Not much of a big splash and not much is expecting to change for both teams, but there is a lot of upside for both players.
Written by Nick O'Keefe
NEAWL Senior Staff